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Sonoran Desert Grapes

Climbing woody vines with tendrills. Fruit a dark blue-black berry with several seeds. Only two species, both found only in moist habitats.

Canyon Grape

Vitis arizonicus


Parthenocissus vitacea

Pen & Ink illustration  © by Mike Plagens

Fairly common in well-watered canyons with trees. Vine clambers up through trees with well developed tendrills. Leaves simple but palmately toothed/lobed. Detailed Description

Photo by Mike Plagens

Palmately compound leaf with usually five leaflets. Weekly climbing or trailing vine. Blue-black berries. Rare in the Sonoran Desert, shady canyons only..   Detailed Description

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